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J. W. Anthony
Born 20 January 1819
J. W. Anthony, retired, Monticello; is a native of Ulster Co., NY, and was born January 20, 1819; he grew up to manhood and learned the trade of blacksmith; he lived in New York City, and was engaged in ship-smithing in the ship-yard of George Law; in 1850, he came to WI and was foreman in the railroad blacksmith-shops in Milwaukee for 11 years, and was engaged in farming in Rock Co.; in 1866, he came to IA and engaged in farming; he was also engaged in mercantile business some years. On the 16th of November, 1857, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Susan M. Banta, formerly Miss Susan M. Drake, from Westchester Co., NY; she has 1 son, James H. Banta, living in Chicago. Mr. Anthony had nothing when he began life, and has made what he has by his own efforts. He has 2 children by a former wife—John B. (now living in St. Louis) and Mary J. (now Mrs. N. A. Rice, of this county).

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 659
Submitted by: Lori J. Mentzel

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